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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Le Penguin Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Le Penguin is the most social hostel in Faro! If meeting new people and having a good time is your thing, don't look any further and come stay with us!

We have a maximum capacity of 30 people, which is the perfect number for keeping our homely feel while enjoying a fun and vibrant atmosphere.

Our friendly staff, formed by a team of passionate and laid back travellers, will do everything they can to make sure that you have an amazing time in our hostel and in Faro.

We know what travellers need because we love travelling too! That's why we offer all the facilities that a backpacker needs, including WiFi, hair dryer, a great breakfast, tea and coffee, lockers, luggage storage, movies, games, flexible check-out and much more. All free of charge, because we also hate hidden costs! And we are still working to make it even better!

Every night we offer different activities to help all the guests and staff to get together:

- Quiz Nights
- Ping-Pong Tournaments
- Beer-Pong Tournaments
- Drinking Games
- Pub Crawls
- Beach Trips

For those who want a peaceful and relaxing time, we have a quiet living room where you can read a book from our selection and a TV room where you can watch Netflix or play some PlayStation.

Le Penguin is a very social hostel, where you can easily meet new people, but we know how important is to keep a respectful and fun vibe instead of a crazy drunken atmosphere.

Don't miss our daily dinners, when you can have amazing food for great value while you get the chance to meet the other travellers!

Please note:

Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 2 PM until 1AM
Check out before 12 PM.

Payment upon arrival by cash or credit card.
Taxes included.
Breakfast included.
No curfew.

Unfortunately we cannot host guest younger than 18 years old
No visitors allowed at the Hostel View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Jul 2019
    We has a great time at Le Penguin Hostel. The facilities were very clean and the rooms nice and large with plenty of storage space and a safe environment. I would definitely say the staff/volunteers make this place what it is, always offering to provide a social experience and explore Faro in ways you wouldn't without their local knowledge. I would recommend anyone to go to this hostel and share a meal with the staff and other travellers as you are guaranteed a great time!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    27 Jul 2019
    I’ve stayed at Le Penguin Hostel in Faro a couple of night and highly recommend it. There are 2 things that I liked the most about the hostel... the staff was super super friendly and helpful, also the atmosphere the create between the travellers makes you feel like a part of a big family... specially the BBQ 😁 Also the location is quite convenient with all you need just a short walk and the area is quite safe too. I highly recommend it 😊
    Spain, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    03 Aug 2019
    A really good hostel, nice people and spacious.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    15 Aug 2019
    Charming little hostel towards the northeast of the city center. Still everything is reached within a 10 minute walk. Staff really gets the moods going in the evenings. The two nights I was here many drinks were drunk and a lot of fun was had. Atmosphere in the back yard is just great. Bathrooms are clean (although one night there wasn't warm water in one of the showers, but couldn't care less). Nice breakfast. Beds were comfortable. Buildling looks like it's decently taken care of.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    02 Aug 2019
    Very fun hostel to stay at! Everyone is super inclusive and the staff is very welcoming. As a solo traveller I would definitely recommend this hostel if you’re looking to meet new people and make new friends.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    05 Aug 2019
    Le Penguin Hostel is fantastic for solo Travellers, with family dinner every night, and a social event almost every night. I immediately made friends with the people there, which was nice as a solo traveller, as it gave me the opportunity to travel around Faro, especially to the beaches with people.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    05 Aug 2019
    Really clean and pretty hostel with nightly 6 euro dinners for guest to sign up for. They have nightly drinking games and outings for guests to go to local bars which was fun. Some of the staff was a little harsh to hang out with, one constantly told us to be quiet when outside and that seemed very rude. The hostel is close to everything in Faro and even a grocery store. Overall a nice time.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    18 Jul 2019
    Le Penguin was a hostel to meet people and get connected. There is a culture of sharing meals and spending time together. Upon arrival I was immediately welcomed by the other guests and invited for a beach afternoon. The inside/outside layout of the hostel was super cool too. Plenty of bathrooms available. The outside courtyard was a really nice place to eat meals with the other guests and playing card games. The staff kept the facilities very clean. I highly recommend the BBQ night!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    18 Jul 2019
    Quick overnight here, but seemed like a cool and social place! Not much around it but a quick 10-15 minute walk to things!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    14 Jul 2019
    People would repeatedly turn off the lights while my girlfriend or I would be in the shower and the door we were meant to use at night didnt work. Thankfully the front door was open. Otherwise good location, nice vibe :)
    Malta, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation